Treading Carefully on Path to N. Ireland Peace ; despite an Impasse, the General Charged with Overseeing Arms Handover
Alf McCreary,, The Christian Science Monitor
Gen. John de Chastelain's family traces its roots to the Scottish clan Drummond, whose motto is "Gang warily" (walk carefully). There could hardly be a better theme for his work overseeing the handover of illegal weapons in Northern Ireland, aimed at ending 30 years of sectarian violence.
"I think that the decommissioning of arms and ammunition can take place ... by May 2000 [the deadline under the 1998 Good Friday peace accord]. There is still sufficient time to carry out this task logistically, administratively, and technically," said General de Chastelain in an interview with the Monitor. "But the closer we get to the deadline, the logistics start to crowd in." …
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Publication information: Article title: Treading Carefully on Path to N. Ireland Peace ; despite an Impasse, the General Charged with Overseeing Arms Handover. Contributors: Alf McCreary, - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: October 15, 1999. Page number: 8. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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